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How to Create an Addon Domain in cPanel

Posted on by Ronald Caldwell | Updated:
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There are times when managing more than one domain is necessary. In cPanel you can manage multiple domains from a single account. The addon domain links a newly created domain name to a directory in your account and stores its files there.

This tutorial will walk through how to create an addon domain in cPanel.

This functionality is no longer available in cPanel version 106 and has been removed with the switch to the Jupiter theme. It is recommended to set up new domains in a separate cPanel account.


  • A server with cPanel.
  • Login credentials for cPanel.

Create an Addon Domain in cPanel

2. From the Domains section, click Addon Domains.

3. From the addon domains page, you can set up additional domain names that point to subdomains of your account. Enter the domain name in the New Domain Name field. The Subdomain and Document Root fields are prefilled based on the domain name you enter. You can leave the default or customize it if you wish.

4. Select the checkbox if you need to create an FTP account associated with the addon domain. This action reveals the fields to enter the FTP Username and Password. Once the fields are completed, click Add Domain.

5. The addon domain has been created. If an error occurs, either this feature is not enabled for your account or there is another issue. Contact your hosting provider’s support team for further assistance.

Wrapping Up

It is easy to create and manage addon domains in cPanel. While some prefer to manage domains in separate cPanel accounts, there are times when managing them in one account is beneficial. Use this guide for how to create an addon domain in cPanel to help you set them up the right way.

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About the Author: Ronald Caldwell

Ron is a Technical Writer at Liquid Web working with the Marketing team. He has 9+ years of experience in Technology. He obtained an Associate of Science in Computer Science from Prairie State College in 2015. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart and lives in Michigan with her and their children.

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